Family Reading Week: November 15-20!



Listen to special stories from community members including Mayor Haig Haleblian, the librarians from School District 47 and CLPL staff. Sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State, the State Librarian, Jesse White and the Illinois Center for the Book, Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. Family Reading Night is Nov. 18. However, we at CLPL love reading so much, we turned the night celebration into a weeklong event! Click on the following programs to watch them (note: you can watch the programs anytime on the CLPL YouTube channel).

Monday, November 15

Seanine Brady (CLPL librarian) reads “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney

Crystal Lake Mayor Haig Haleblian reads “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf

Jen Weichle (Coventry Elementary School librarian) reads “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins

Jacqui Murk (North Elementary School librarian) reads “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch


Tuesday, November 16

Ashlee Tominey (CLPL librarian) reads “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty

Gayle Johnston (Glacier Ridge Elementary School librarian) reads “Bob, Not Bob! *to be Read as Though You Have the Worst Cold Ever” by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon

Tina Serra (Husmann Elementary School librarian) reads “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Philip Stead


Wednesday, November 17

Karamy Haupt (CLPL staffer) reads “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Tricia Pearl (West Elementary School librarian) reads “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley

Josh Timlick (CLPL staffer) reads “Ira Sleeps Over” by Bernard Waber

Alice Fellers (CLPL Board Trustee) reads “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss


Thursday, November 18

Cary Waxler (CLPL Board Trustee) reads “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak

Kristy Olson (Indian Prairie Elementary School librarian) reads “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney

Christine Ticknor (CLPL librarian) reads “Mr. Cookie Baker” by Monica Wellington

Wendi Rosulek (Canterbury Elementary School librarian) reads “Nanette’s Baguette” by Mo Willems


Friday, November 19

Carrie Kondrad (South Elementary School librarian) reads “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt

Jamie Klinefelter (CLPL staffer) reads “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia A Thomas

Janet Windeguth (CLPL librarian) reads a chapter from “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame


Saturday, November 20

Katie Meyers (CLPL staffer) reads “George and Martha” by James Marshall

Dawn Dvorak (CLPL librarian) reads “I Can’t Said the Ant” by Polly Cameron

Susan Lalor (CLPL staffer) reads “Picnic” by Emily Arnold McCully

Kerri Hurckes (Woods Creek Elementary School librarian) reads “This Book Just Ate My Dog!” by Richard Byrne